Photo by: Photo: John Kernick

Dried-Cherry and Italian Sausage Stuffing

  • Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 6 none celery stalks, finely diced
  • 2 none medium onions, finely diced
  • 1 none loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes and toasted (10 cups)
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 3/4 pound Italian sausage—casings removed, cooked, and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 none 14 ½-ounce cans chicken broth


Melt the butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and onions and cook until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. In a large bowl or pan, combine the celery and onions with the bread, cherries, sausage, parsley, salt, and pepper. Add the broth and stir until well combined. Using a large spoon, loosely stuff the mixture into the turkey just before roasting. Cover and bake any unused stuffing in a 325° F oven for 1 hour; uncover and bake for 15 minutes more. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 104mg
  • Calories: 335none
  • Calories from fat: 45%
  • Carbohydrate: 36g
  • Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Protein: 9mg
  • Saturated fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 795mg

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Dried-Cherry and Italian Sausage Stuffing Recipe